Bupa Kempsey marks Australia Day

Whether it’s a day spent with the family, backyard cricket or even just a dip of the toes in the pool, our aged care residents and staff at Kempsey will be celebrating diversity and traditions for Australia Day.

Bupa Kempsey General Manager, Donna Farrer said there will be a number of fun activities for all, as staff, friends, residents and relatives come together.

“The staff have really gone above and beyond to decorate the home and make this long weekend as enjoyable as they can for residents and relatives,” Ms Farrer said.

“We have a makeshift beach, complete with real sand, a mini pool, a boxing kangaroo, a screening of the movie Crocodile Dundee and plenty of Slim Dusty and John Williamson songs.”

“We welcome the whole family to come down and celebrate this great day by taking part in the thong toss or our cooee competition while the kids have a splash in the pool,” she said.

Resident Francis Sternbaur said she was happy to have had input into the theme and is looking forward to judging the decorations along with her husband and friends in the home.

“I made a suggestion about having thongs hanging from the roof, but they ended up dangling from the trees instead," Mrs Sternbaur said.

“It is hard to pick a favourite decoration but I must say that I really like the beach and pool.”